Sunday February 26 at 4 pm, A special concert of Latin Jazz by Grapevine featuring Christina Dee on vibraphone and Giulio “Drummer with Attitude!” . The vibraphone was popularized by jazz greats such as Lionel Hampton, Milt Jackson, Red Norvo and Gary Burton. It is rarely played these days. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear Hamilton’s own vibraphonist Christina Dee. Call 905-543-8512 to reserve. http://www.grapevinemusic.ca/
Saturday February 25, 2012 at 8 pm, $10. A dynamic, intimate evening with Rockin’ Elana Harte (with the fabulous Lucio Agostini), plus guests AndrewVictoria, in a celebration of song. Stand alone each performer commands the stage and delights with their interactive and engaging work and tonight they team up pure magic…
A gifted guitarist and vocalist, Elana maintains a “New Country / Rock” flavour and mass appeal. Elana is a founding member of Vinnick, Sheppard, Harte, with whom she has released two recordings. Among many other projects, Elana is a busy host of several regular showcase evenings in the GTA for both local and touring musicians. http://www.elanaharte.com http://itsmyurls.com/elanaharte
Australian Native Andrew Rudd and Canadian-born Australian Victoria Boland met in Hong Kong in late-2005. Now, several years later, the duo, currently residing in Hamilton, have toured internationally performing hundreds of dates for thousands of people. A combination of powerful vocals and guitar-driven indie pop-rock alternative, AndrewVictoria co-write songs that dig deep into realistic, everyday issues. Their self-titled EP received a nomination for Best Pop Recording of the Year for 2011′s Hamilton Music Awards. http://www.andrewvictoria.com/
Fourth Friday of month at 8 pm, pwyc. “PoeMagic“, an evening of spoken word, hosted by dub poet Klyde Broox.
Friday February 24, 2012, guests Michael St. George and Blakka Ellis.
Friday March 23, guest Jamaican Inspirator Charles Bobus.
All genres of spoken word poets welcome. Contact Klyde at firstname.lastname@example.org. “Steeped in oral traditions, Broox’s gesture-enabled, dance and song-oriented, performances are consistently pitched to engage, entertain, and invite audiences to experience poetry as social communion. … ” Read more…
Thursday February 23 at 8 pm, $10 or pwyc: Fundraiser for The Steeltown Friends of Mohawk Music. Jazz with the Carolyn Credico Quartet, featuring Chris Bruder on piano, Victor Vrankulj on bass, Jordan Snider on drums, and Carolyn Credico vocals, plus special guest Mike Malone trumpet. Join us at the Artword Artbar for an evening of live jazz, food & drink and good company. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to The Steeltown Friends of Mohawk Music, a non-profit organization focused on enriching the Mohawk music program.
Tuesday February 21 at 5:30 pm. Rumour has it that Green Drinks will be convening convivially at Artword Artbar for concentrated eco-conscious conversation and inconspicuous consumption. There is lots to talk about (for those who attended the OMB Aerotropolis hearing on Wed Feb 15), whether concerned, curious or just plain confused about what we can do next.
Monday February 20 at 8 pm. We’ll be open for a special event – “Love In Motion: A Post-Materialist Love-in” at Artword Artbar. . . featuring Janice Lee (acoustic guitar/spoken word), Lorimer Longhaul (spoken word), Kendall Downey (spoken word) and a screening of the animated short “Condiment Love” (stop motion animation) by Aaron Fitzpatrick…
Here are some links: Janice Lee www.janjolee.net
Lorimer Longhaul http://lorimerlonghaul.wordpress.com/
Kendall Downey http://www.flickr.com/photos/kendallx
Aaron Fitzpatrick www.fitzpromedia.com
Sunday February 19 at 7:30 pm, $5 or PWYC. A special concert of original compositions by chamber trio Euphonic: Bob Wegner – acoustic guitar, Geoff Ball – cello; Vincent Waters – drums / spoons. Consisting of all acoustic instruments (cello, guitar, and drums), the band has created an eclectic sound of their own, which includes Classical, Spanish, Folk, and Jazz influences. http://www.vincewaters.com
Bob first met Geoff, a local cellist from McMaster University, while performing at the Staircase Cafe in Hamilton. Vince and Geoff were later introduced via Bob, and a few tunes were written as a trio with Geoff playing electric bass at first. As an experimental move, the suggestion was made for Geoff to bring his cello to a writing session. Read more…
Saturday February 18, 2012 at 8 pm, $15 (students $10). Reservations call 905-543-8512. CONCERT CHANGE: jazz pianist Adrean Farrugia will play with Mike Malone, trumpet and flugelhorn player extraordinaire. Sophia Perlman will not appear, due to illness (we promise that she will be back later on).
Multi-award winning pianist and composer Adrean Farrugia is one of Canada’s most distinct voices on the piano. Fusing many diverse musical influences he has forged a personal sound which generates a uniquely individual creative statement. Read more…
Friday February 17 at 8 pm, $5 cover goes to Out Of The Cold. One of our favourite Hamilton singer-songwriters (and one of the best), Dave Pomfret is back at Artword Artbar for a special concert “30 Years, 30 Songs”. Special guests! Dougy Flyswatter, Mike Trebilcock, Paula Grove, Orange McFarland, HOPEFULLY Gene Champagne. February 2012 marks 30 years of Dave playing guitar and writing songs (yes, he started young!). http://www.reverbnation.com/davepomfret
Thursday February 16, 2012 at 8 pm, $15. An intimate solo concert with the renowned David Essig, one of the founding members of Canada’s Roots Music scene. Dave is a songwriting bluesman who’s traveled the world and is now coming back to his old hometown. Be ready for an evening of great songs, great blues and searing slide guitar that puts him in a class with Ry Cooder and David Lindley. www.davidessig.com
Dave writes, “I’m an old Hamilton boy – used to live on Guise St. in the North End and worked a lot at Grant Ave. Also have done Festival of Friends lots of times over the years.” David, from BC, is on tour in Ontario with a new CD “Rolling Fork to Gallows Point“, and will appear at Winterfolk Festival in Toronto.
Hamilton singer-songwriter Mark McNeil (and David Essig fan) warms us up with an opening set. Read more…
Saturday February 11, 2012, at 8 pm at Artword Artbar, 15 Colbourne St., $15 at door, $10 advance. The Tribal Gallery presents Belly Dance Extravaganza. This is really going to be a fun night. We’ve got belly dancers of all kinds, plus Arabic tribal fusion music and three live drummers. The Tribal Gallery presented the dancers at the 2011 Supercrawl dance stage and everyone had so much fun that Gwen had to have them in this special concert. Dancers include Shades of Araby http://shadesofaraby.valizan.com; Juvia – Middle Eastern Dance Artist (Fusion Specialist); Siham – Artistic Director of belly-fusion dance company Dance Sister Dance; Shelina – a founding member of Tribe Maya Fire (American Tribal Style); and Asala Devi.
Friday, February 10, 2012, from 8 pm onwards… (James North Art Crawl). Music, dance, video, and all of the above. Opening guest set: Rob Willett, guitar and voice. Second set, “Behind the Kiln” part one, dance and music improvised before your eyes, featuring Tanis MacArthur, with the improvising orchestra (Trio Arjento plus friends). Third set, a more formal concert set by Trio Arjento , Jennifer Lockman piano, Tom Shea guitar, Orange McFarland stand-up bass, (minus Marcy Hull who is not able to join in). Last set, “Behind the Kiln” part two, more real-time collaborations and live video-mix by Judith Sandiford, with guest musicians (including Angela Macaroni on flute) and dancer/movers including Jenny Rae on a visit from Thailand
Thursday February 9, at 8 pm, $5. LIES, FABLES, OLD WIVES TALES – A singer/songwriter showcase with Sarah Beatty, Jesse T. Reid, Pete Tremblay, and Adam Webster. Having crafted some of Niagara’s finest musical lies, fables, and old wives tales, four musically diverse indie singer/songwriters will be offering up a jam-packed singer / songwriter showcase with their most recent musical works.
Sarah Beatty, currently a PhD candidate in the School of Geography and Earth Sciences, is best known for her insightful lyrics and sweet and lilting melodies wrapped in salty roots guitar. www.myspace.com/sarahbeattylive
Jesse T. Reid (pronounced “reed”) is a well-known folk / country player in the Niagara Region. His storytelling songs of textured lives will knock you over just as you’re about to catch your breath: http://www.jessereid.com/
Pete Tremblay, of “Pete Tremblay and the Boozy Truth” infamy uses acoustic guitar, catchy melodies, and a sharp wit to sculpt indie-folk-rock tunes that having been winning over audiences for years. : http://www.reverbnation.com/theboozytruth
Adam Webster, originally from Creemore / Collingwood, writes funk & r&b influenced music. A founding member of “the Funky Truth,” and one of the most soulful voices and adept guitarists on the block, Adam conjures up images and musical impressions that last for days: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Uj9zpPBhLk
Art exhibit for February 2012, artists present Friday February 10, James North Art Crawl from 7 to 10:30 pm. Gallery hours: when Artword Artbar is open.
Ellen Irving has incorporate childhood loves of maps, hardware , painting and wood to her most recent works. Taking the scale bar from maps used to measure distance, she is using sculpture, drawings and paintings to explore the distance she has travelled in her personal life…
Martin Peckham will be showing his illuminated glass sculptures in the installation room. Having spent years collecting beach glass from the shores of Lake Erie he has now found a brilliant way to display them.
SOLD OUT Sat Feb 4. Tribal Gallery presents Kavyan, classical Persian music, EXTRA SHOW ADDED! Sun Feb 5 at 4 pm
SOLD OUT! Saturday February 4, 2012, at 8 pm.
ADDED SHOW! Sunday February 5 at 4 pm (must reserve in advance, call Tribal Gallery 905-385-1829)
at Artword Artbar, 15 Colbourne St., $15 at door, $10 advance. The Tribal Gallery presents Kavyan, a seven-piece Hamilton band playing classical Persian music on traditional instruments. The musicians include: Farimah Hakem Zadeh (vocals), Pourya Heidari (seTaar), Damon Panahi (violin), Sahar Ghafourian (Taar), Amin Afshinmanesh (Santoor), Pouya Zangeneh Kazemi (Taar), Roozbeh Mafi (Daff & Tomback). For advance tickets, call Tribal Gallery 905-385-1829
Classical Persian music is an ancient art form and one of the earliest musical traditions known today. …. Read more…